Hyde Bank Farm Wedding Photography // Claire and Rach

by | Feb 28, 2022 | Featured Weddings, Photography | 0 comments

Hyde Bank Farm wedding photography – Rachel and Claire

Hyde Bank Farm in Romiley, Stockport is one of the wedding world’s hidden gems. Tucked away at the end of an industrial estate it’s a real surprise to find a small farm wedding venue there.

As soon as they set eyes on it Rachel and Claire were sold. They loved the environment Hyde Bank is in (surrounded by fields you really feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere) and the relaxed, laid back vibes. The rustic features and ceremony room with original brickwork and wooden beams were an added bonus. Perfect as a photographer looking to capture beautiful images.

Wedding ceremonies at Hyde Bank Farm

Like most UK wedding venues Hyde Bank is licenced for a civil wedding ceremony. However Claire has been attending church for years and really wanted their marriage to be blessed. Her brilliant (and so lovely) vicar, Rob, was more than happy to oblige. Following their civil ceremony he led a prayer for them both and blessed their union. Rob, that speech you gave was so heartfelt. It was a really beautiful moment to be a part of.

The ceremony itself was Claire’s favourite part of the day. She told me that walking down the aisle with her Dad and seeing Rachel standing there, with the biggest grin on her face, just felt incredible. I can confirm, that smile on Rachel’s face was one of the biggest I’ve ever seen!

Hyde Bank Farm wedding photographer

I’m going to blow my own trumpet here, this is the review Claire and Rachel left for me…

“When Nik first told us that we would forget he was even there during the day, we didn’t believe him. But we honestly forgot we were being photographed…He works with natural moments, and captures them in a way we never thought we would get. We couldn’t have picked a nicer guy to capture our day!”

Rachel and Claire

As a documentary wedding photographer feedback like that means the absolute world to me. I spend most of a wedding unobtrusively capturing couples and their loved ones having the best time. Then I sneak off with the couple for some portraits. With Rach and Claire we nipped off for ten minutes. I got some pictures of the two of them together while they had a giggle and before they knew it we were back at the party. Just in time for Rach’s big surprise for Claire…she’d been secretly practicing with their band and took to the stage to sing solo, and then with them. It was EPIC! Claire’s face was an absolute picture and it was the perfect finale to their day.

Congratulations Claire and Rach, I loved being part of your wedding. Here are some of my favourites. If you like what you see then please get in touch.